For someone whose closet mainly consists of black and white clothes, this is a pretty classic look for me.
Let’s start with the Tennis Skirt from American Apparel ($54). It’s one of the best skirts I own. “Why?” you ask, well it makes me feel like I’m straight out of the movie Clueless, and who doesn’t want to be Cher?! The pleated-ness is oh so 90’s. Also, it’s a very basic piece that you can just throw on, and since it’s black it goes with EVERYTHING.
I’ll take you down to my shoes, the Women’s 1460 from Dr. Marten ($125 from their website, but you can find these shoes anywhere for much less, I got mine for $35 from a thrift store). These are the classic Dr. Marten shoe. You see them everywhere, you fall in love with them, and you never want to take them off (actually you might want to take them off after 12 hours at a music festival. Warning : do not attempt). For me, these shoes are a necessity for anyone trying to pull off that “grunge” look.
Moving on. The top you see above is known as the Striped Baby Rib Crop T, also from American Apparel ($24). Since it’s cropped, it’s the perfect top to pair with high waist anything, or if you’re looking to show off a little midriff, this is the top for you.
Overall, the outfit is cute, comfortable, and simple and perfect for everyday life.
The day was beautiful, the sun was shining, the beach was calling…
So we went! Wearing my personal favorite type of shorts, the soft and loose ones that look like pajamas but are actually completely socially acceptable to wear in public.
Sophia’s top is breezy and light with the addition of the almost seashell-like pattern of cutouts on the back. The pattern makes it perfect for beach wear as a cover up or just while out having fun.
Jewelry at the beach is a little complicated but Sophia never leaves home without her favorite rings and her moon and star earrings and studs.
Whether you got your beachy waves from the actual salt water or just from good old genetics you can rock a ‘free the hair’ sense of style. This look gives you tons of personality, from the boldness of the pattern on the shorts to the cutouts in the top.
Of course we normally just wear flip-flops but at the beach, bare feet are the way to go. Of course, it’s a great way to show off that new mani-pedi you just got, but we won’t talk about her nail polish in this particular photo… *insert laughing emoji with tears here*
These shorts are absolutely perfect for summer and are a great investment for wearing inside and outside the house.
Have fun at the beach! Sincerely, Christine and Sophia
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Photography by Christine Ocheltree
Welcome to Fiasco Flair, a fashion spinoff of the incredible blog Foodie Fiasco. My name is Christine and I am here to show you the things I wear on a day-to-day basis. In no way is this blog meant to tell you the “rules” of fashion; if you don’t like something that I’m wearing or how I paired an outfit that’s okay.
I couldn’t find a blog that gave me inspiration so I created one and hopefully now I can inspire you to wear what you love in a way that makes you feel good. Okay, now that I’ve sufficiently rambled, let’s get into the post!
It’s July, which means it’s summer (obviously), which means it’s time to break out the miniskirts. I love wearing skirts in the summer because of the heat. There’s no better way to look extra classy and still be comfortable than in a skirt. Obviously, there’s more than one style of skirt, but for this particular look, I chose something tight on the bottom to counteract the flowy top.
This shirt is one of my favorites to wear with tight bottoms of any style. It goes well with jeans, a skirt, shorts, or leggings and versatility is where it’s at. I know the color doesn’t exactly scream summer, but hey I’m a rulebreaker we can just call this avant-garde or something.
I personally believe that simple jewelry is the best jewelry so I just have on a pearl necklace. I love this particular necklace because it goes well with everything and it’s super easy to just put on and run out the door. No hassle or maintenance required.
I’ve found that this shirt also looks really cute with a halter bralette if that is more your style. I am completely supportive (hah bra jokes) of the bralette trend since in certain situations it can be more comfortable than a regular underwire bra.
You’ll learn very quickly if you’re new here that my hair situation is best left alone doing it’s thing, so that’s pretty much what I did here. I showered at night, woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and said to myself “this is as good as it’s gonna get.”
Whether you like bralettes or bras, simple jewelry or lots of jewelry, flowy or tight, there’s something you can do with this outfit. Trust me, I won’t ever say you can’t do something with your clothes on your body. Fashion is about empowerment and if you can’t tell, I love this outfit and it makes me feel great. My goal when I get dressed every morning is to go out into the world feeling happy. Once you start wearing what you love, it’s one less thing to worry about. Now that I’ve given you a bunch of my weird metaphorical ramblings on empowerment, there’s one last thing you should know, you look great!
TOP: BRANDY MELVILLE
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Photography by Elyse Fujioka
Raise your hand if you’re excited for spring! I sure am. Spring is by far my favorite season because I get to break out my favorite florals and transitioning pieces. Warm weather is quickly approaching and ripped jeans are some of my absolute favorite transitional pieces that are really on trend right now.
I paired this feminine floral shirt with my ripped jeans to provide a softer feel for spring. I think most of the time I wear this shirt exclusively with tighter skinny jeans, but I actually like the how the top is looser and the jeans are not skin tight. The looser effect adds a spring casual vibe to the look that I really enjoy.
To keep this look feminine I decided to wear a lace bralette. I love this purple one from urban outfitters but the more popular styles from free people (urban outfitters sells a cheaper option!) would also look really cute in the back cutout of the shirt.
I’m a huge fan of cuffing my jeans, especially because I’m a little short. If you also struggle with being on the short side or even if you just like a more cropped look, cuffing jeans is a great way to add a little style and still be practical. For shoes I am just wearing my go to flip flops but any sandal will work. I think simple pastel sandals, a cute pair of ballet flats, or even Converse would look amazing as well.
With spring quickly approaching and warm weather ahead I figured it’s time to break out the dresses. I know that wearing florals for spring is just a groundbreaking concept (insert sarcastic tone here), but I honestly can’t help it. My absolute favorite floral spring dress is from Brandy Melville in the Jada style. I know these dresses have a reputation for being short and revealing, but they’re extremely popular and useful for when warmer weather comes around.
Since it’s still on the brisk side, I chose to wear a light sweater over the dress. I made sure to choose a sweater that didn’t cinch my waist in since the dress is very flowy and then tied the bottom of the sweater loosely to give the outfit a more finished look. I adore the designs in the fabric of the sweater, especially how the geometric pattern contrasts with the softer floral pattern of the dress.
I normally just leave my hair alone to do its thing, but I think this look would be really cute with a messy bun. You can never go wrong with a messy bun and an oversized sweater.
For jewelry, I chose to just throw on my usual assortment of rings. With this simple outfit any jewelry works, although any longer necklaces or pendants may get mixed up with the details of the sweater. I stuck with mostly rings and bracelets but I think a choker or a shorter necklace would look really cute.
One of my shorter necklaces is this simple sunrise shell necklace that I thought might look good with this look. I don’t really think it does in retrospect but in the moment that accessory made me feel good and that’s what it’s all about.
I love the way that this dress is shaped because it both flows nicely and hugs your curves. There’s nothing better than a dress that is loose but also flattering.
I constantly have to remind myself that fashion is made up of the commercial world and then what you like. There are no laws against wearing a dress a certain way or pairing an accessory with an outfit. As long as what you’re wearing makes you smile, then you can’t go wrong. You look great!
DRESS: BRANDY MELVILLE (JADA)
SWEATER: URBAN OUTFITTERS
LIPSTICK: COLOURPOP (LUMIÈRE)
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Photography by Elyse Fujioka